Book Review: Kaleidoscope Hearts

When I was on vacation (what seems like many moons ago), I downloaded a bunch of books, and made it through four.

The first one that I read was called Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras
Here's the Goodreads synopsis:

"He was my older brother's best friend. 
He was never supposed to be mine. 
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on. 

One of us did. 
One of us left. 

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. 
He broke my heart last time. 
This time he'll obliterate it."

I was SUPER intrigued by the description of the book and it had more than 4 stars on the reviews. 
Let's be clear, this is no literary genius, but it's a good beach read. I wanted to know what would happen (or how), and some of the scenes in the story were pretty steamy (not a bad read for an anniversary trip! ;). It was a typical I like him-but he hurt me-does he really like me-I'm over it-but I still like him type of book. 
The main part I didn't really enjoy was the main guy character--the descriptions of his feelings for her and how they started were very....crass. It didn't seem like something that you would build a relationship over, or make this chronic playboy turn around all of a sudden.
That being said, it was a good chic-lit, romantic-ish, easy vacation read.
Out of the two books I read of this genre over vacation, this one was my favorite.

I'd give it 3 stars.

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  1. I love that you said - not bad for an anniversary trip - I literally laughed out loud lol!! This sounds like the perfect pool read :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. The synopsis has me intrigued as well! Glad to hear it made for a good vacation read. Sometimes you need a good easy read.

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I'm definitely intrigued now - probably a good summer read, like you said.

  4. Sounds like a breezy read - perfect for vacation! Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. I'm remembering this for the next trip! Way to go getting through four books on vaca though!

  6. I always love and appreciate your book reviews!! I've got a list of reads I need to get to (someday) because of them, ha ha!

  7. I'm a fan of books like this. lol The ones that you don't have to think about and can read and enjoy!

    Adding to my summer reading list!

  8. Mmmm. I think your review is good enough for me. Don't think I'll be adding this to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sounds like a great vacay book!! I'll have to add it to my list!

  10. Always on the hunt for new pool reads for vacay. This sounds perfect :)

  11. I love the coffee to wine one. This morning I was already thinking how one thing of coffee is not going to be enough to get me through the day & how I can't wait to go home & relax with some wine.

  12. Always love a good book review! I love easy reads!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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